Your own urine can be a powerful home remedy, especially as a way to immediately soothe the sting of insect bites, jellyfish venom, and the toxins in certain plants such as stinging nettles.
Urine is naturally antiseptic, making it great for treating fungal infections, preventing infections of open wounds, and generally restoring skin health (including getting relief from acne!).
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
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10/31/2011: Arti from London, United Kingdom: "Anyone out there that uses urine therapy for acne?"Replies
01/25/2012: Megan from Calgary, Bc, Canada replies: "Hi, I am a 21 year old female. I have been struggling with different kinds of acne for as long as I can remember... I was told by a co-worker that applying your own urine to your face a couple of times a day can cure my acne problems, so I've been researching and found that this site has the most people with similar problems.
More about my kind of acne; I get blackheads almost everywhere on my face, I also get small white heads on my chin, around my nose and my forehead; but the worst that I get is cystic acne (which I've been told is caused from stress) that takes 5 or more days to heal and never fully heals, it leaves my skin bumpy and scarred.
I work in a very dry and dusty atmosphere (a rock and sand quality control lab) but since being here my acne hasn't changed so I know it is not due to a "dirty" atmosphere.
I've tried almost everything I could, from Proactive to antibiotics and nothing has "cured" my acne, only made it heal faster. I really need to find something that I can do to prevent acne from returning while also healing the current ones properly without scarring, I need this because I am going to be getting married next year and I dont need to feel crappy about myself anymore.
Please if ANYONE has tried this and had a similar situation and found that urine works, PLEASE let me know. I really appriciate any info on acne though. Thank you."
01/25/2012: Cat from Papamoa, New Zealand replies: "I think there's many ways of dealing with your acne. First of all, the foods you put into your body have a huge effect on your skin. If you consume much processed food, or junk food, then you will probably not get rid of acne unless you stop eating those things. Also, using organic oils such as coconut in your diet every day will unbelievably clear up your skin. The other remedies you might try would be Oil Pulling with either coconut oil, sunflower, olive etc. Acne is also due to toxins in your body and oil pulling would rid you of those toxins and leave your skin glowing, not to mention energy gain and weight loss!"
[YEA] 01/26/2012: Megan from Calgary, Ab replies: "Hey, I just wanted to let everyone wondering about UT for acne that I tried it last night for the first time and it already made a huge difference that even people at my work noticed. All I did was pee in a cup, dip a cotton ball in it and rub it over my face, also holding it on the larger pimples for 30ish seconds. Didnt smell at all (could be because I eat very healthy and drink alot of water) and within 10 mins my fiance and I saw a difference in the size of my pimples. I left it on overnight though, it dries quickly and if you don't let yourself think about that it's urine, you can live exactly the same as when you didn't have it on your face. Also, I have severe acne so to see results almost instantly, is amazing, a dream come true, and it's FREE!!!
So if you suffer from any kind of acne, I would try this because if it worked for my stubborn acne, it should work for you too!!! I couldn't be more happy or more excited :)"
01/26/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "I will take this opportunity to talk about a book I have just read: Healing Herbal Teas! Lots of information there also about acne! What a better way to treat some ailment than by drinking a lovely cup of tea? I know what I am talking about.... As I type this I am trying to get through a glass of chlorella! Yuk..... This book will become one of my bibles and I am intending to start growing a number of the herbs talked about in the book in my garden! Give it a try.... You won't regret it!"
01/27/2012: Karen from Riverside, California Usa replies: "The only thing that helped my acne was birth control pills.
Please if you try them let your doctor know why you are really taking the birth control pills for so he can use the best product for your situation.
Also get rid of processed foods and eat fruits and vegetables and fish such as salmon and drink plenty of good water too. Juice fruits and vegetables daily too. Good nutrition is important!
Hope this helps.
God bless you!"
[YEA] 01/31/2012: Ilgrp4e from Glendale Hts, Il replies: "It works wonders! It cleared my cystic acne and I wish I would've known at first I found out about this therapy years after and it's awesome! And as long as you drink a lot of water it doesn't even smell. I put it on as a toner and leave it all day. No biggie! My friends think I am crazy but I am sure they would try it if they had acne too. ;)"
[YEA] 02/01/2012: Barkha from Dubai replies: "my mom always said when I was a teenager to apply first urine or spit on my acne and we did that now I am almost 50 and if I spot I do put my spit had forgotten the urine."
[YEA] 02/07/2012: Donorina from London / Uk, London replies: "I have used now Urine Therapy for more than a year and no longer suffer from acne. I have a few books about Diet, Fasting and Urine Therapy in digital form and wish to share them with anyone interested in this subject. My e-mail is donorina(at)gmail.com I think that sharing my books is the best thing I can do to contribute to this debate."
10/12/2010: Kgomotso from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa: "Hi guys. I'm a 31 yr old female and I have lived with acne since I was 14, that's a long time. All I know is a pimply face, I don't know the meaning of smooth it's a shame. I always have pimples, no break for me and a whole lot of spot scars. I started today using urine on my face after washing with hot water only and pat drying. I just wanna know if applying my urine 3 times a day is enough and how much of it should I drink and how many times a day too. Please someone tell me there's hope for me especially in getting rid of my acne scars! Thank you in advance."Replies
10/20/2010: Lisa from Lafayette, La replies: "Hi. My sister has the same problem as you, acne on face. I suggested urine therapy, topically, to her. She tried it, and said after four days, she noticed nothing. I then suggested borax, from laundry aisle at store, mixed with water to make a thin paste, and applied nightly. She began to do this, and said she has noticed a drying and shrinking of zits like nothing else she has ever tried. Her husband has good insurance, and her doctor has prescribed $400.00 medicine to her, it never worked. Nothing worked but the borax. Try that. Good luck! "
[YEA] 03/15/2011: Mike from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Once the acne starts to heal (urine therapy works well for this), daily (preferably at night), cut a lemon in half and rub the lemon over your acne scars. Don't rub the lemon on active acne, just the scars. Works wonders for reducing the appearance of scars. Be sure to use an SPF on the areas you apply the lemon. Best of luck - hang in there! "
[YEA] 07/16/2009: Tony from London, UK: "Hi there, read the comments on Urine Therapy and thought, 'why the hell not?'. I've been using it on my face for the last 2 weeks, one to two times a day and it has really cleared up my skin and made it glow. People have been commenting, not least my girlfriend who was very amused when i told her what I had been up to.
It's not horrible, it doesn't smell when it drys and if you are worried just rinse with water. i do it in the shower first thing wash the rest of my body and then rinse it off last thing. I've stopped using soap on my face as well and my chronic mild acne (20 years and counting!) and bumpy forehead has cleared right up.
thanks for all the posters, great site."Replies
01/29/2010: Muscles from Granada Hills, Ca replies: "Thank you so much for your comment on using urine to cure acne. I've been suffering with acne since high school but ever since last year I've had severe acne due to "who knows what". I've heard about using your own urine but I never thought I would try it until my grandma told me about it 2 days ago. I figured if they did it in her days maybe it does work. So far I did it twice already. It's not that bad unless you think about it. I haven't noticed anything yet but I'll keep you updated."
[YEA] 09/13/2010: Carlos from Barcelona, Spain replies: "I just found Urine Therapy by chance. I could not but give it a try as a topical aid. MY first time it burned a bit and did not see much improvement, but when I leave it all night and woke up in the morning my skin was amazing. This is a gift from God than only few people is able to learn and... Take to practice. Ive tried tasting it, just a bit. I can imagine the benefits of drinking it gotta be wonderful just looking at the effect it has on skin. Better than Apple Cider Vinegar not as strong. No need to mix, its free, you know for sure its compatible with your body cause you absically created it. If it did not do harm to your body before leaving its not gonna do any harm if you put it back in. I don't know the science behind it curing ailments but I cant wait to start. Everytime I pee and push the toilet I feel bad for all the nutrients and benefits I know Im missing just for not having enough courage to drink it. Another use I found is teeth whitening. It does work with 1 application. Either gargle or brush.
So to resume, in less than 48h I have an amazing complexion even tone specially aorund my eyes, a bright white hollywood smilea nd less razor bumps. I think the best way to use might be at night before bed. I feel so sorry that I can't tell this to anybody I know my mother would benefit from this she is 60 BUT I know she would think I've gone nuts and really need help or obsessed with beauty. But to tell the truth, I dont care. Image and looks is everything, litterally everything in the world we live in. I look in the mirror and I see I look like 20 years ago. Thanks to ACV, manuka honey and now Urine. I dont care what anybody thinks. The same people disgusted at UT do every kind of bizzare unhigienic stuff with sex. So I dont care anybody judging me. We know the truth I laugh at ignorance. I have perfect glowing skin without spending a penny or harm my health. Im happy that there is already feedback on this Earclinic is my favourite comunity and I just came to share it ASAP.
My skin has the elasticity and freshness of my teenage years. I'm 30 now but nobody would say they always say early 20s"
09/13/2010: Addy from Flowery Branch, Ga replies: "A friend of mine from Colombia once described the urine therapy her mother taught her and honestly, I havent had the guts to try it. She swears by it and her being over 35, she looks amazing.. As you describe, early 20s. Hmmm.. Got me thinking. :)"
09/15/2010: Rose from Barcelona, Spain replies: "To Carlos from Barcelona,
You're the one that used cocoa butter for skin with excellent results too? Are you still using it? Where can I find it? Thanks"
[YEA] 01/05/2011: Carlos from Barcelona, Spain replies: "Definately cocoa butter is one of the best things Ive used it gives a nice compexion. Its difficult to find it raw pure withut perfume. I did. All u can find is a brand that starts with P and ends in R but its not as good. Honesly I have not used cocoa again after using urine therapy. Ive tried eveything and nothing beats Urine. Try also coconut oil but urine over night is unbeatable. Put it on leave it all nigt then come here in the morning and tell me how it goes."
[YEA] 05/28/2009: Stephanie from Rancho Cucamonga, CA: "I have just started urine therapy topically for cystic acne and I can say that it does work wonders. I had 10 cystic acne lesions on my face and have put urine on my face (5 times a day) for two days so far and the cystic acne is almost gone. This is amazing as I have tried all of the other natural remedies for cystic acne and none have worked this quickly. I haven't brought myself to drinking urine yet, but who knows??"
09/20/2008: David from Long Island, NY: ""The Water of Life" by J W Armstrong has many examples about urine therapy."
[YEA] 05/18/2007: Annette from Detroit, USA: "I remember a teacher of mine in high school mentioning how she had put urine on her face and it helped with her acne. Years and years later, it popped back up in my mind. I have been struggling with bumps on my forehead ever since I stopped using hormonal birth control. Urine Therapy has helped stubborn little bumps on my forehead and helped to even out my skin tone. Whenever I am at home, I have urine on my face. I try to keep in on as long as possible and only wash it off when I have company or go out. I have seen my bumps decrease by about 30% over that past 5 days, hopefully they will all go away. I only use fresh urine but I am thinking about keeping it and using older urine. I have never ingested it, but I may start, the health benefits of it are overwhelming and easily researchable. Any advice about this treatment for acne would be greatly appreciated! So far so good though!"
[YEA] 05/12/2007: Jennifer from Lansing, IL: "Urine really works for acne. I get really deep or cystic acne. The kind you can't pop and if you do it just gets worse and leaves a scar. After reading about using it for acne on this website, I just had to try it for myself. I peed on a cotton swab when I woke up and held it for a minute or so on the pimple. After just a few minutes it seemed to have brought the pimple to a head. The next day I did it again and now it's almost gone. This will be the way I handle my cystic pimple from now on. Try it and see!"Replies
10/12/2011: Skhathele from Jhb, South Africa replies: "Hi does urine remove the dark marks from the face?"
[YEA] 01/28/2007: Mary from Bronx, NY: "URINE CURED MY ACNE AND LEFT A NICE GLOW TO MY FACE NOW I'M TRYIN ACV TO LOWER MY BLOOD PRESSURE. THANKS FOR THIS WEBSITE."Replies
06/18/2013: Bianca from Bronx, Ny replies: "I'm 19 yrs old and had acne for 9 yrs. It's moderate to mild though. I have a lot of scarring and I'm a little light so it shows badly. I just started UT this morning. How long should I keep it on my face? I also drink cucumber lemon water it claims to detox your skin."
[YEA] 01/11/2007: Erin from Seattle, WA: "I'm really surprised this hasn't been posted, but the real remedy to acne or cystic acne is your own urine! Soak a cotton ball (first morning pee is best)hold it on the pimple, repeat every time you urinate, the pimple will go away. Contrary to popular belief, human urine is sterile and contains your own wasted antibodies. Don't knock it until you try it, it really works!"Replies
04/17/2012: Grace from Chicago, Il replies: "Dear Megan from Calgary, I was suffering because of my acne since I was 18. I had really bad cystic acne and I was for 2 years on accutane. To make the story short, it took me 10 years to finally find a remedy to clear my skin. I eat 1/8 of a teaspoon of turmeric daily and I apply my own urine on my face daily. My face now is glowing, the scars are disappearing, and there is no more acne. Sorry for my english (it's my second language) and good luck."
Auto Immune Diseases
08/24/2011: Agnieszka from Dublin, Ireland: "No, it is not. You need to drink your own urine because only your own urine contains nutrients and antibodies specific to your own body. So if you're looking to treat an auto-immune disease, introduce your own antibodies from urine and not somebody else's - this way you're treating YOUR illness. Best of luck!"
07/21/2011: Tony from Vancouver, Bc, Canada: "Hello, I was wondering if urine therapy can help in autoimmunine diseases either internal take or external use on affected skin disorder.
One important question that I couldn't find the answer for:
Is it safe and more effective to use a healthy, athletic guy mid-stream morning urine who is not using any drug or meds, for urine therapy?"
[YEA] 02/02/2007: C from PDL, USA: "At the Rodeos if the men got a rope burn on their hand, they would pee on it (sounds disgusting) but it worked to heal the burn"
[YEA] 08/31/2008: Hariom from Sampla[rohtak], Haryana INDIA: "Urine is a very useful and best eardrops and eye drops. For ear you can use the pure urine. For eyes you can dilute the urine with water or can use pure urine. For more informations you can read my blog: http://healthhariom.blogspot.com/"Replies
[YEA] 06/28/2009: Carmen from Nova Scotia, Canada replies: "After reading this post I thought maybe this method will help with my ear "problem". About five years ago I developed an itch deep within each ear, because i have psyrosis(sp?)I thought maybe it was somehow related. This itch would sometimes drive me crazy!! Along with the crazy itch would be flaky stuff (not ear wax). Now I have relayed this info to my Doc. but ????? Nothing. Now, years later, still with only questions and no answers I was looking for relief. I would sometimes scratch the itch with my pinky fingernail and find not only flakes but signs of blood (I believe to be a result of the scratching). Two days ago I tried it. I soaked a q-tip tipped my head and rubbed around the outer edge allowing it to run in, I HAVE RELIEF, It makes no sense to me. I know two days is not much time to give a resounding yea but WOW!! I had no expectations and being what it is (urine) would not have been disappointed with no results. My fingers are crossed and I plan to keep it up. Thank you all. :)"
[YEA] 06/20/2008: Teresa from Nacogdoches, USA : "Although it may sound gross to some, here is a remedy that's been used by my family for generations. It has worked on me, my siblings and my children. It is now known that your own urine has natural antibiotic properties unique to the individual who contributes the sample. However, your child must be old enough to urinate into a cup (with your help of course). Catch the urine in mid stream in a cup. Take 1 teaspoon and pour into the ear canal followed by a cotton ball then lay the child down for a nap. You will never spend another dime on antibiotics for ear infections if this remedy is used."
[YEA] 09/25/2010: John T. from Miami Beach, Florida: "I had a very persistent skin (maybe fungal?) infection on my foot that itched and oozed a liquid from me scratching it. It spreads very easily. I tried Neosporin and it only made it worse. I tried medicated powders are they didn't work either. Then I remembered hearing about urine and I decided to give it a try. I pee'd on my foot and let it dry. I saw an immediate improvement in that it stopped oozing and the wound began to dry. I pee'd on it for the next few days and the inflamation went away and the skin began to repair itself. Not only does UT work - it works at lightning speed. I have no doubt the infection will completely clear up if I continue the treatment - peeing on my foot. Seriously, it's amazing."